IPA World Congress + Probiota: Nestle, Unilever & Abbott among first wave of speakers

By Stephen Daniells

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The IPA World Congress + Probiota will take place 6-8 February, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain.   Image © martin-dm / Getty Images
The IPA World Congress + Probiota will take place 6-8 February, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. Image © martin-dm / Getty Images

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Today we can reveal the first wave of speakers confirmed for the IPA World Congress + Probiota, the must-attend conference bridging the business and science of microbiome modulation for human health.

Registration is already open for the three-day event​, which will take place 6-8 February 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower.

The event programme features presentations and panel discussions from a range of stakeholders, including industry, academia, regulatory, market experts, and more!

The 2023 event kicks off with a session on prebiotics, synbiotics, and postbiotics​, and will feature presentations from: Lars Bode, PhD from the University of California, San Diego; Rachael Buck, PhD, from Abbott: Michiel Kleerebezem, PhD, from Wageningen University; and Seppo Salminen, PhD, from the University of Turku.

Day 2 will feature presentations that will explore the state of the industry​ from both a market and a regulatory perspective, the opportunities around phages​, and the microbiota-gut-brain axis.

Confirmed speakers for Day 2 include: Marcus Böhme, PhD, from the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Nestlé Research; Robert Dixon, PhD, from Unilever; George Paraskevakos from the International Probiotics Association; and Ewa Hudson from Lumina Intelligence.

Day 3 will feature presentation and panel discussions around personalized microbiome modulation for health and wellness; Microbiome modulation for athletic performance; and Pharmabiotics.

Confirmed speakers for Day 3 include: Prof Tim Spector from King's College London; Chad Kerksick, PhD, from Lindenwood University; Orla O'Sullivan, PhD, from Teagasc Food Research Centre, and Luis Gosalbez, PhD, from Sandwalk BioVentures.

Connecting the dots

George Paraskevakos, Executive Director of the International Probiotics Association, stated: "Probiotics are a multi-billion dollar global industry that is impacting all aspects of our health and wellness. And we are seeing from the science that probiotics are only one tool in the wider microbiome modulation toolbox. It is important that industry, researchers, and regulators come together to keep up-to-date on all the advances and understand how to connect the dots, and that is exactly what this event does."​ 

Delegate registration is now open for the IPA World Congress + Probiota in Barcelona, with early bird pricing available until Friday, 25th November 2022.

Probiota 2022 in Copenhagen was sold-out, so don’t wait to reserve your spot for the leading annual event for the prebiotic​, probiotic ​and the microbiota ​focused food and pharma industries in Europe.

Exploring Barcelona

The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower. Our 2023 location will offer delegates a warm climate, distances that are easy to cover on foot or by bike, renowned cuisine that combines tradition and innovation and the love of design and culture delegates can see at every turn.

NutraIngredients has teamed up with Barcelona Convention Bureau to offer our delegates 20% off the Barcelona Card. This card allows attendees to get the train to and from the airport, enjoy free admission to some of the city’s museums, and more than 70 discounts – a great reason to extend your stay!

For more information and to register, please click HERE​.

The video below shows you highlights from our 2022 event in Copenhagen:


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